Deborah Paris is a contemporary American artist. Her moody, Tonalist landscapes reflect an intense, intuitive connection to the natural world and its rhythms. Using time honored practices of extended observation, drawing and painting in the field and creating larger finished studio works from those materials, as well as memory and imagination, she honors the tradition of 19th century American landscape painters, who are her primary source of artistic inspiration. In her studio paintings she uses techniques which date back to the Renaissance, building up the painting with many layers of thin transparent glazes, velaturas and luscious impastos, resulting in a rich surface and luminosity which cannot be obtained in any other manner.
She has been featured in American Artist, Southwest Art andThe Pastel Journal. In December 2004 she was named an Artist to Watch by Southwest Art Magazine. Her work has been shown at the Laguna Art Museum, the Albuquerque Museum of Art, the Panhandle-Plains Museum and the Gilcrease Museum.
Since 2006 her work has been featured in three books, Landscapes of New Mexico (Fresco Fine Art Publications), Plein Air New Mexico (Jack Richeson Art Publications) and Texas Traditions (Fresco Fine Art Publications). Her work is represented by galleries throughout the US and in the UK.